Colchester CT Synagogue that is rooted in the past, reaching for the future.

Calendar of Events

  • High Holiday services this year will feature Cantor Tami Cherdack Sherman. Tami’s family was originally from the local area.  Tami has led worship services and taught Jewish music for over 27 years. She served as  music director for Kol haverim in Glastonbury, CT from 1995-2020.  Tami has performed and recorded in a variety of musical genres ranging from popular contemporary music, Broadway, Big Band and Operatic music. Tami talent and spirit will elevate our celebration this Yom Tov.
  • High Holiday services will be offered in-person with Covid 19 protocols in place or virtual to those wishing to pray remotely.  Reservations required for in person service. Please contact our office.
  • Cemetery visits with Rabbi, Sunday Sept 13th at 11:00 to 11:45 at Taintor Hill and 11:45 to 12:30 at Gillette Lane.
  • Our High Holiday Services Schedule will be as follows:
    • Erev Rosh Hashana Septemeber 18th at 6:30 PM
    • Rosh Hashana Day 1 and Day 2 10:00 AM to Noon
    • Kol Nidre September 27 th at 6:30 PM
    • Yom Kippur Day, September 28th at 10:00 AM
    • Neilah Service will start at 6:30PM
  • Participate in Rabbi Alter’s weekly Friday Night services at 6:30 PM on Zoom. Please contact Rabbi for weekly link
  • Participate in Rabbi Alter’s weekly Havdalah services Saturday nights at 8:00 PM also on Zoom.
  • Weekly in person Shabbos Services are Saturday at 9:00 AM have been postponed until the Covid 19 crisis subsides.
  • We look forward to praying together in person soon but until that day please feel free to reach out to Rabbi for any spiritual or person needs.
  • Friday Night Services are at 6:30 PM and attended via Zoom link that Rabbi will send out to our Congregation and friends each week.
  • Talmud Class every Tuesday at 6:30PM via Zoom
  • Follow Rabbi Alter’s video classes on Facebook Live, go to Ken Alter on Facebook.  There is a new class each week.  Daily Facebook Live Psalms are on Rabbi’s account.

  • The health and safety of our congregation is of the utmost importance to us. In light of the recent events taking place locally and globally the Board of Directors has decided to postpone  all activities and gatherings at our Synagogue with the exception of a limited amount of in person gathering for our High Holiday Service per CDC guidelines. We have also postponed Hebrew School until further notice. Please stay safe during the coming week,  To contact Rabbi please call the office. Helen will be in the office  Tuesday-Friday from 8 A.M.-12 Noon.

    Rabbi is also offering weekly Zoom Shabbos services. Please call Rabbi or read his weekly email for the Zoom link to services.

Our Proud History

A History of the Colchester Jewish Community written by Seymour S. Weisman is a journey of the Congregation Ahavath Achim.

2018-2019 Synagogue Calendar

A history of the Jewish Community of Colchester

Part 1 & Part 2


Hebrew School

Our Hebrew/Sunday School is one of the most important functions of our Synagogue, since it prepares our children to take our place as Keeper of the Faith.